Wind power in the United States is a rapidly growing industry. The
U.S. is the leading producer of electricity from wind power. The
Department of Energy estimates that wind power could generate
20% of US electricity by 2030. This growing U.S. wind market has
spurred new investment in turbine and component manufacturing
One of the wind energy accounts Airline is active with is Gamesa
Corporation, a Spanish-based company with facilities in
Pennsylvania. We not only supply them with lubrication systems
that are used on their wind turbines, but we also provide them with a
system for their production of the blades. Our system not only reduces production time but also
improved the product product quality by providing the same equal force every time their mold is secured. We even provided, within the circuit, a manual mode should they loose electrical power.
As a point of interest, we were actually preferred over a system
that the parent company, in Spain, had developed and projected,
because of complexity, to have it installed by their service group
from Spain. We supplied our unit as an hydraulic power unit kit with
all the controls, tubing, fittings, and cylinders with custom mounting
brackets, at a lower cost and it was installed by their local plant
maintenance group. The first unit was so successful that we recently
delivered two more hydraulic clamping kits.
Some of the products used in this application were from Rexroth, Hydac, Lincoln, Magnom and ABB. We provided Hydraulic Power Units, Lubrication systems, Filters, Filter elements, and accumulators. We also provided Power Distribution Centers, Power Transforms, DC Contactors, Relays, and Disconnects.